Dorothy Dunnett

Edinburgh 2006 - DDRA Weekend and AGM

The Visit to Traquair House

Traquair is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland - known to date back to at least 1107. It was for a few years owned by court musician William Rodger, our Whistle Willie from the House of Niccolo series

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Arrival at Traquair House on a perfect Spring morning The view back up the drive to the Bear Gates in the far distance Cupid Garden at the side of the house
Arms of Mary Queen of Scots who stayed in the house with the infant James VI Scottish carved oak door dated 1601. The initials LVH are those of the fifth Baron Herries A harpsichord dated 1651 and still in working order
An illustrated bible One of ourleast favourite characters - Henry Darnley, son of Margaret Lennox a section of 17th century painted ceiling
The view down to the house from the old drive. The one in use since Charles Edward Stewart left the house is still called the "temporary drive" One of the children of Catherine Maxwell Stewart, the present lady of the house, with her pony and dog St Mary's Loch in the sunshine
  Back to Edinburgh where Princes St Gardens basked in the Spring evening sun  
Stone Laying Ceremony photos



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